I'm using Adobe photoshop 2020, and I wonder about this shortcut.

Brush mode and shift + alt + click,

and I can pick some color. But I don't know How I use picked color.

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How can I use this shortcut?


With a Brush active...

  • Holding down the Option/Alt key and clicking picks up the color under the click and assigns it as the foreground color.

  • Holding down the Shift and Option/Alt keys and clicking adds a color target to the image.

How you use this is up to you.

If you simply want to paint with a color, use the Option/Alt key and forget about the Shift key. If you pick up a color by holing Option/Alt and clicking, loading it as the foreground color, you can then immediately paint with that color.

If you want color targets, you can place them and then view the data in the Info Panel (Window > Info) for the targets. Color targets are used to view color values at specific areas of an image. Often useful for color correction. Color targets do not "pick up" or otherwise load any color for use in painting. In fact, color targets have no "painting" ability. They are for information purposes only.

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